Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Giant Leap

This past weekend I joined the ranks of the "smart" phone users!  I'm still learning how to use it...I may have inadvertently called some people from my contact list that I haven't talked to in years.  Oooops!  To say that I took a step up into this technology would be a horrific understatement.  It's more like a GIANT LEAP into this era of 4G's and wi-fi. 

I went into the store with this:
My beloved Strawberry Chocolate!  She was really cutting edge (I swear!) when I first got her years ago.

I came out of the store a painful 3 hours later with this:
Ain't she a beaut??  I think my hesitation to jump on all this fast paced, touch screen, swiping bandwagon may be due in part to growing up (in the 1980's & '90's, thank you very much!) with THIS bad boy:
Yeah, that's right.  Who didn't have a candle stick phone circa 1920 in their front hallway?  All the cool kids had to push that lever to use call waiting.  And the rotary?  Pshhhhhh.  Try not to be so jealous. 

Did you have anything "unconventional" in your house growing up?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Before and After

How fun is a huge chalkboard???  Hooray for weekend projects!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

What we did today....

Since Trey does not go to preschool, I have been giving him lessons here at home.  It has been WONDERFUL!  He surprises me every time with things that he knows (that I didn't know he knew) and his ability to retain information.  But, today was too nice to stay inside!  Who knows how many more nice weather days like today we're going to get, so I wrote down some things on a list that Trey could look for outside.....
Something green, or "Duh, Mom"
two different leaves

something straight
something beautiful

Something that makes noise.  See the car?

a stick.  Love his face!

something round

I just like our street in the fall...

Not part of the hunt...
but, Trey took the sign anyway.

something fuzzy

Whatcha thinkin' about, Trey?

Bella in on the fun!  A piece of litter.

a chewed leaf

Bella's something beautiful

something smooth


Bella's 'treasure', a cool leaf imprint